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This Month in Soka Gakkai History

10/2 World Peace Day Oct. 2, 1960: Ikeda Sensei departed for his first overseas trip to realize the ideals of his mentor, second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda. Later, this day became known as “World Peace Day.” (See The…

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New Orleans Unbowed by Ida

Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2021, 16 years to the day after the landfall of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. SGI-USA Central Territory Leader James Herrmann spoke with the World Tribune about the incredible strength of the local members…

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Standing at the Vanguard as Bodhisattvas With Pride

Over 1,000 members, guests and allies of the LGBTQ community gathered on Aug. 28 for a dynamic live webinar hosted by the Courageous Freedom Group under the banner “Buddhahood of Pride.” The virtual conference opened with these lines from…

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Study for the Sake of Others

For what purpose do we receive an education? Ikeda Sensei states in volume 15 of The New Human Revolution: “Academic study and achievements are not merely to be tools for personal advancement. They should be used in the pursuit of…

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On the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, participants at the Vernon AME Church join a soil collection ceremony to honor the victims, Tulsa, Okla., May 31. Photo by Joshua Lott / Washington Post

In Tulsa, A Prayer for Healing

by David Barol Correspondent TULSA, Okla., May 31, 2021—A century after one of the worst episodes of racial violence in American history, representatives of SGI-USA Oklahoma Region joined survivors, descendants and the greater Tulsa community in a dedication ceremony…

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